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Beware of the Powerful Enemy Inside You

Beware of the Powerful Enemy Inside You

Ibn al Qyyim said: “Nafs is a mountain in your way to Allah. Imagine you are traveling to Allah and there is only one way to Allah. In the way, there is a huge mountain. That mountain is your nafs. If you want to continue traveling to Allah, you must climb…

Stoning Pillars

Stoning Pillars During Hajj: Did Devils Turn into Stone?

Short Answer: Prophet Abraham did not yield to Satan’s temptation. He chose his love for God over his love for Ismail. So he decided to obey God’s commandment and sacrifice Ismail. The “jamarat” are not the devils. They are only symbolic representations of the Devil, one may say, dwelling within ourselves. When we throw stones at the stone …

How Prophet Adam Survived Satan's Deceit

How Prophet Adam Survived Satan's Deceit

The enmity of Satan to Prophet Adam and his progeny is very ancient, going back to the very time of creating Adam (peace be upon him). Satan deceived our father and enticed him into disobeying Allah for the first time. Adam forgot the command not come close to the forbidden tree; he ate the fruit. …

The Story Behind the Stoning of Satan During Hajj

The Story Behind the Stoning of Satan During Hajj

Stoning of the Satan is one of the main rituals of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca during the month of Dhul Hijjah. During this ritual, Muslims throw pebbles at the three pillars called ‘jamarat’, located in the city of Mina, just east of Mecca…

How We Fall into Evil

How We Fall into Evil

It happens one step at a time. Every big evil has its opening in some small evil. When you open your heart to one evil, whatever the evil is, bigger evils sneak in even before you’re aware of it. When you read of news stories of how women are set to fire like torches…

Know More About Your Worst Enemy

It’s true, isn’t it? You can fool a lot of people for a lot of the time. You can even fool yourself for a while. But Allah cannot be fooled. No matter how much we pretend, we cannot deceive the One Who created us. Allah knows every leaf that falls from every tree and He …

The Advice Prophet Yahya (John) Gave To The Believers

The Powerful Advice Prophet John Gave to the Believers

John says amongst the commandments: “Allah commands you to remember Him. For indeed the parable of one who remembers Allah is like a man who’s been chased down by his enemy. And as he’s cornered by his enemy, he finds this fortress…

What sets Adam (PBUH) and Satan apart

Quran Reflections... What Sets Adam and Satan Apart

One of my favorite stories in the Quran is the story of Adam and Satan; the reason I love this story so much is because it shows us the trajectory of your spiritual decisions. Adam and Satan both had one thing in common: they both made a mistake and they both transgressed a command of …

Guilt – Satan’s Weapon for Paralyzing You

Guilt – Satan’s Weapon for Paralyzing You

How healthy is guilt and to what extent? Feeling remorse is what helps us repent and reform. But what we often don’t realize is that Satan can take a good thing and turn it into something evil by encouraging extremeness. A most important difference exists…

How Satan Works

How does Satan work? He is extremely patient but he will come at you and take a little bit at a time until he finally breaks you.



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